Are you a luxurious tourist and looking for comfort during your Rwanda gorilla trek? Then Virunga Lodge is the perfect place of stay you are looking for. This up-market Safari Lodge is nestled within a magnificent hillside overlooking the breathtaking Virunga Volcanoes and the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. It is found at around 60 minutes drive from Kinigi Park Headquarters hence making it ideal for tourists visiting Volcanoes National Park for activities such as Gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, mountain climbing as well as visit to the Dian Fossey gravesite.
Virunga Lodge features ten ravishing cottages with rooms decorated in Rwandese traditional styles, and each of them was named after Rwandan Lakes and feature spacious en-suite bathrooms with a fireplace in addition to the spacious private terrace offering breathtaking views of the surrounding. It is actually the premier Lodge within Rwanda and undoubtedly one of Africa’s most exquisite and popular Lodges. The Lodge takes pride in being eco-friendly with low flushing eco-toilets and hot water is solar-heated.
Guests in-search of an ultimate relaxation and seclusion can enjoy comfort of the main Lodge or spend some quality time within the Dian Fossey Map room within this exquisite place of stay, and all tourists are guaranteed of unwinding while receiving a complementary massage.
Everything within Virunga Lodge is beyond the ordinary especially the finger-licking food as well as personalized services offered by their professionally trained staff. Guests eat at one large table in the evening making it one of the sociable places you will ever visit during Rwanda safaris. These characteristics will make this place of stay your favorite in a lifetime. The rooms also feature wooden floors, with wooden furniture and wide private verandas that offer wonderful views to make you relax as you sip a cold drink.
Virunga Lodge is owned by Volcanoes Safaris, making it the only African Safari Company to build and own a range of up market Lodges near the Mountain gorilla and Chimpanzee National Parks within Rwanda and Uganda. Other Lodges in the range include Mount Gahinga Lodge, Bwindi Lodge as well as Kyambura Gorge Lodge. One common thing with all of them is that they are built with Eco-friendly raw materials, with traditional designs and were constructed by Praveen Moman and a team of qualified African builders led by James Ssemanda and the renowned Australian Architects led by the late Ross Langdon.
The facilities and services at Virunga Lodge Rwanda
Virunga Lodge Rwanda consists of incredible facilities and offers amazing services. These include spa, Wi-Fi, private sitting rooms, 2 deluxe suites, terrace, 10 stone guest bandas, cocktail, whisky and premium wine menus, shower, solar heated water and others.
How to Reach Virunga Lodge
This luxury Safari Lodge is found at around 3 hours’ drive from Kigali City (Capital of Rwanda), that is also the start of most activities in Rwanda’s National Parks such as Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkeys tracking, mountain climbing as well as game drives among others.
Besides Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park has other beautiful luxury Lodges that include Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, La Palme Hotel, Jack and Hannah Cottages, Bisate Lodge and Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel among others. With all these facilities, you are guaranteed of sleeping as a King or Queen after a long day of tracking to meet one of the World’s most attractive wildlife.
Activities to do at Virunga Lodge Rwanda
There are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy if you have overnight stay in Virunga Lodge Rwanda. Most of these are offered to tourists in Volcanoes National Park and they include;
- Gorilla trekking
- Nature walk
- Visit the Twin Lakes
- Golden monkey tracking
- Volcano climbing
- Bird watching
- Dian Fossey tomb hike
- Iby’Iwacu Cultural Centre tour
Getting to Virunga Lodge Rwanda